# Additive functors preserve split exact sequences

How can I prove that additive functors preserve split exact sequences?

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Prove that a split exact sequence $0 \to A \to B \to C \to 0$ is isomorphic to the obvious direct sum sequence $0 \to A \to A \oplus C \to C \to 0$. –  t.b. Apr 18 '12 at 8:41
(Prove also that a functor is additive if and only if it preserves 0 and binary direct sums.) –  Zhen Lin Apr 18 '12 at 8:42
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